Sewing, vintage pledge

Vintage Vogue 1524 and persimmon top

I decided that I needed a skirt for my Sew a Seasonal Wardrobe challenge, and, given my impost of using a pattern I’ve never used before, I chose Vogue 1524, a skirt pattern from the 1970s, so it also meets my vintage pledge requirement. As you can see, it goes with my velvet jacket and my […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel, vintage pledge

Challenges Ca’ching

I’m currently engaged in a number of challenges, so trying to double/triple dip as much as possible. I’m doing the Sew a Seasonal Wardrobe (SSW1) with the Sewalongs and sewing contests Facebook group, I’m still trying to scrapbust, I’m doing the vintage challenge, and March is knits month in my Stashbusting Sewalong Facebook group – […]

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Repurposed, Sewing, Sewing retro, Stashbusting, Travel, vintage pledge

1972 swimsuit and the Blue Lagoon

  I took these new bathers to Iceland and wore them in a sauna at The Volcano Huts, Thorsmork. I have had this pattern in my stash for a little while, and it was part of my prize in the 2014 vintage pledge and was donated by the Selvedge Shop. It is Simplicity 5027. I made […]

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Knitting, Travel, vintage pledge

1978 cabled jumper

I managed to knit myself a jumper for our trip, using a pattern from a vintage Vogue knitting patterns book that I bought for 20c in an op-shop – the patterns range from the 1920s to the 1980s; this one is from 1978. As you can see, it has pockets! I didn’t coordinate mine with pyjama bottoms […]

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Sewing retro, Travel, vintage pledge

Mirror mirror on the wall…

…which is my ugliest fabric of them all? Part of this month’s challenge on Stashbusting Sewalong 2015 is to sew the piece of fabric in our stashes that we most dislike. So I went to my stash. Deep stash. I found these three contenders. I thought I had more than this, but they must be […]

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Perth city views, Sewing, Stashbusting, vintage pledge

Brown linen Ultimate Trousers for me

Having made Mark the brown linen trousers, I found that I could jigsaw a pair out for myself from the left over fabric, eliminating my entire stash of this fabric. I used the Sew Over It Ultimate Trouser pattern; a slim fitting cropped pant with an invisible zip in the side seam and which is designed for […]

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